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dangle (something) before (someone)

To try to entice someone with something. Dad dangled a few twenties before us, but we told him he'd have to pay more to get us to clean out the whole garage.
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dangle from (something)

To hang loosely from something, as if likely to fall. Can you secure that picture before it falls? It's just dangling from the nail.
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dangle a carrot in front of (one)

To try to entice one with the promise of a reward. Dad's going to have to dangle a carrot in front of us if he wants us to clean out the whole garage.
See also: carrot, dangle, front, of


vulgar slang A penis. I don't want to see your dingle-dangle—pull up your pants!

dangle from something

to hang from something. A number of colorful glass balls dangled from the branches of the tree. Some loose threads dangled from the bottom of his jacket.
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dangle something before someone

 and dangle something in front of someone 
1. Lit. to tempt someone by dangling a tempting object in front of them. Don't dangle that string of pearls infront of me unless you intend to give them to me!
2. Fig. to lure someone with something. He dangled the keys before Wally, hoping to get him to drive. He dangled the money in front of Eric, hoping to make him change his mind.
See also: before, dangle

dangle something from something

to hang something loosely from something else. She dangled a few small bells from the bottom of her skirt during the holidays. I dangled a bit of fish from the window so I could see how high the cat would jump.
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dangle a carrot in front of someone


offer someone a carrot

COMMON If you dangle a carrot in front of someone or offer them a carrot, you try to persuade them to do something by offering them a reward. The team have dangled a $17 million carrot in front of the Italian to remain in North America. He is to offer the public a new carrot by reducing petrol prices. Note: The words carrot, dangle and offer are used in other structures and expressions with a similar meaning. Tax cuts may be offered as a carrot to voters ahead of the next election. The money's dangling there like a huge carrot, and you want to grab it. Note: The image here is of someone encouraging a donkey to move forward by holding a carrot in front of it.
See also: carrot, dangle, front, of, someone


n. the penis. (Usually objectionable.) Come on, Billy. Shake your dingle and put it away.
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Will he be able to swallow his pride, avoid losing an eye to Alex's dangly earrings and save his mini-empire?
Grace Jones is wearing what look to be luminous green golf gloves, as well as earrings that are basically dangly dice that can be found in the front of my Golf.
The human body, with all its dangly bits, is such an ungainly object that I started wondering if there were any dances which would be remotely dignified by being performed in the buff?
Accessorising the Boho look is also easy - look out for big bangles, long chains with large stones; and dangly earrings.
who was the first person to look at a cow and think, 'I'll squeeze those dangly things and taste what comes out'?
Wind rock is the big danger, a loosening of the roots facilitated by long dangly branches you no longer need now the blooms have gone.
It suggests really boring questions to ask, like 'Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink what comes out" ' and "Isn't Disney World just a people trap operated by a mouse?
Hannah says: "Accessories are key to the Edie look, in particular huge dangly earrings.
THE Golden Globes lived up to its reputation as the most relaxed of the major awards shows as Hollywood's leading ladies paraded in flowing gowns, tousled hair and dangly earrings.
Oversized accessories - think big sunglasses, dangly earrings, bangles, scarves.
In parts of Asia it is considered cool for cars to look like a tart's boudoir involving much use of garish velvet, dangly tassels and anything in pink, purple or a combination of the two.
She has long baggy ears and curly hair, she has lots of dangly fur on her feet.
I had a bright cummerbund, and I wore dangly earrings with it, and I had a very interesting experience.
The hotel inspector and small business saviour packs her pashminas and dangly earrings for a tour of her ancestral roots.
But forget about Dobbin's dangly bits - the way these food scandals are going, I'm more worried about the hot dogs containing real Rover.